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Montevideo, September 25th 2018 - 11:50 UTC

Tag: operation Car Wash

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Bye, Bye Lula

    The two terms president and most popular politician in Brazil, Lula da Silva, is currently jailed in Curitiba

    On Sunday, Brazil’s top electoral court ruled that “Lula”, former president Luiz Inácio da Silva, cannot run in the presidential election this October. He served two terms as president (2003-2011), he dutifully waited out the following two terms, and his Workers’ Party (PT) has nominated him for the presidency again.

  • Saturday, August 11th 2018 - 09:37 UTC

    'K notebooks' corruption: companies won't be punished for what employees may have done

    Contracts will be honored and companies won’t be punished for what employees may have done, Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich said

    The Argentine government will allow companies whose officials are named in a corruption probe to continue work on existing projects and to bid for new ones. Contracts will be honored and companies won’t be punished for what employees may have done, Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich said in an interview in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2018 - 06:02 UTC

    Argentine ex-vice president Boudou sentenced to five years and ten months in prison

    A court found Amado Boudou 55, guilty of “passive bribery” and conduct “incompatible” with his duties as a public servant

    Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The charges related to Boudou's attempt to buy a company that printed currency through a front business while serving as Cristina Fernández economy minister.

  • Tuesday, August 7th 2018 - 11:02 UTC

    Argentine and Brazilian prosecution reach a deal on “Operation Car Wash”

    The move should quicken prosecutions related to the sprawling investigation into kickbacks offered by companies for government projects

    Argentina's main prosecutor's office said it has reached a deal with its Brazilian counterpart to use testimony reached through plea bargains in the “Operation Car Wash” corruption case in local graft investigations.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in history

    Parliament is due to confirm Cartes' resignation and proclaim Pucheta as interim president this week. Pucheta is from the right-wing Colorado Party

    Paraguay will have a woman president for the first time in its history, at least temporarily, after outgoing leader Horacio Cartes decided to step down ahead of schedule. Vice-President Alicia Pucheta, 68, will complete Cartes' mandate after he resigned to become a senator.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Brazilian Agriculture minister formally accused of 2009 bribery scheme

    Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge filed charges at the Supreme Court against Minister Blairo Maggi

    Brazilian prosecutors filed charges against the country’s Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Wednesday, accusing him of orchestrating a bribery scheme in 2009 when he was governor of Mato Grosso state. Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge filed charges at the Supreme Court, according to a written statement from the federal prosecutor’s office.

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:09 UTC

    Massive raid in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay after money laundering ring suspected of moving US$ 1.6bn

    Federal prosecutors in Rio said that arrest warrants were issued for 53 people, mostly black-market money changers, including six in Uruguay and Paraguay.

    Brazilian investigators conducted one of their largest operations against graft ever on Thursday, targeting a money laundering ring linked to powerful politicians and businessmen that moved some US$1.6 billion through offshore accounts in 52 countries.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Some 15 Brazilian presidential hopefuls have 160 cases in court, according to Folha de Sao Paulo

    This group is led by Lula who was sentenced to 12 years in jail; president Temer is accused two cases and targeted by two ongoing investigations

    At least 15 of the 20 candidates who might run for president of Brazil in the October elections are targeted in more than 160 cases in courts throughout the country. Cases range from investigations in the Lava Jato operation to traffic offenses, and while in some cases would-be candidates are still only under investigation, in others they are either accused, or defendants, or have been sentenced – one of them was even arrested: former president Lula da Silva (PT), who is currently leading the poles.

  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 08:45 UTC

    Brazilian court turns down Lula da Silva's latest appeal

    Lula was imprisoned on April 7 to begin his sentence for accepting a seaside apartment as a bribe from the OAS construction company

    A Brazilian court on Wednesday turned down ex-president Lula da Silva's latest appeal against his 12-year sentence for corruption, seemingly putting his bid for a political comeback even farther out of reach. The court in Porto Alegre tweeted that it had unanimously turned down the appeal, which was of a technical nature and, even if successful, would not have changed Lula's guilty verdict.

  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    Brazil Supreme Court delays considering change to a law that could release jailed Lula

    PEN said it changed its lawyer and he needed time to review the case. The postponement gives the Supreme Court breathing space

    A Justice on Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a delay until next week of a debate on changing a law that could, if passed, lead to the imminent release of recently jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.